SPORTS

Garcia beats Koepka with par on first playoff hole at Nelson

  • Sergio Garcia of Spain wipes tears from his eyes as he takes Peggy Nelson widow of tournament namesake, Byron Nelson, after Garcia won the PGA golf tournament, Sunday, May 22, 2016, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Sergio Garcia of Spain wipes tears from his eyes as he takes Peggy Nelson widow of tournament namesake, Byron Nelson, after Garcia won the PGA golf tournament, Sunday, May 22, 2016, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brooks Koepka, left, shakes hands with Sergio Garcia's caddie as Garcia, of Spain, celebrates his win in the Byron Nelson PGA golf tournament, Sunday, May 22, 2016, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Brooks Koepka, left, shakes hands with Sergio Garcia's caddie as Garcia, of Spain, celebrates his win in the Byron Nelson PGA golf tournament, Sunday, May 22, 2016, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jordan Spieth tosses a golf ball into the gallery off the 18th green after finishing the final round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament, Sunday, May 22, 2016, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Jordan Spieth tosses a golf ball into the gallery off the 18th green after finishing the final round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament, Sunday, May 22, 2016, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

Sergio Garcia made a par on the first playoff hole at the Byron Nelson on Sunday to beat Brooks Koepka for his ninth career PGA Tour victory, matching the late Seve Ballesteros for the most by a Spanish-born player.

The 36-year-old Garcia shot 2-under 68, making six birdies and four bogeys, to get to 15-under 265. He was two groups ahead of the final pairing of hometown favorite Jordan Spieth and Koepka, who bogeyed the 14th and 15th holes and just missed a birdie chance at 18.

At the 413-yard 18th again in the playoff, Koepka drove into the water.

Garcia also won the 2004 Nelson and is the first two-time winner in the 34 tournaments since the event moved to TPC Four Seasons in 1983.

Koepka closed with a 71.

Spieth shot a 74 to tie for 18th at 10 under.